I have taught in public schools for over 25 years. Thousands of students have come through my classroom doors to hopefully engage in lessons to help them read more closely, write with more voice, speak more eloquently, and listen to others more attentively. And in every class on every school day, each of those students … Continue reading A Tribute To Dr. Joseph Milner – My Favorite Teacher
It’s Really Not About School Choice
One tweet today seems to have provided more proof that extending vouchers in North Carolina is not giving more parents school choice, but giving more money to those who already send their students to provate schools.
Every Inner-City Teacher (Actually Any Teacher) Needs To See This
Tommy Tuberville is a US senator from Alabama. He was once the head coach for Auburn University's football team. https://twitter.com/i/status/1661894197375295488
That NC State Study on NC’s Voucher Program? It Was Paid For Propaganda
A June 2nd, 2018 report in the News & Observer by Ned Barnett entitled “Three out of four N.C. voucher schools fail on curriculum” highlighted the findings of the NC Chapter of the League of Women Voters on the state’s voucher program. It stated, Fundamentalist Christian schools are receiving most of the money from North Carolina’s 4-year-old … Continue reading That NC State Study on NC’s Voucher Program? It Was Paid For Propaganda
10 Frozen Years: The NCGA’s Plan To Eliminate Career Teachers
Here is the salary schedule that is in place for the 2022-2023 school year. For those who are not teachers, make sure to pay attention to years 15-24. Frozen. 10 years of the same. There is no longevity pay during these years as well. Someone who has been teaching for 24 years makes the same … Continue reading 10 Frozen Years: The NCGA’s Plan To Eliminate Career Teachers
You Can’t Put “Kids First” If You Put Teachers Last
Sen. Phil Berger and his cronies including people like Tricia Cotham have had 12 years to “improve” our public education system. 12. The number of grades in a standard progression through a public school. Here are a few of the actions taken in those 12 years. 1. Teacher Pay Kept Well Below National Average 2. Removal of … Continue reading You Can’t Put “Kids First” If You Put Teachers Last
Our Public Schools Are Better Than The North Carolina General Assembly Wants You to Believe
Our public schools are better than many lawmakers portray them to be – lawmakers who have never spent time as educators. Or lawmakers who used to be teachers and forgot what being in public schools is all about. In fact, our public schools are a lot better than what so many want you to believe. … Continue reading Our Public Schools Are Better Than The North Carolina General Assembly Wants You to Believe
Today The Governor Declared NC Public Education Is In A “State of Emergency.” Actually, We’ve Been There For Years.
Today the governor declared a "State of Emergency" for NC public education. Of course many of the GOP lawmakers and policy wonks decried such a declaration. They talked about how they have done so much for public education in these last few years and how the governor is just performing political theater. The governor was … Continue reading Today The Governor Declared NC Public Education Is In A “State of Emergency.” Actually, We’ve Been There For Years.
A Moms For Liberty Interview You Need To See
You might want to watch the video in the tweet below. https://twitter.com/i/status/1659982903848181761 This is not something that is isolated. It's here in North Carolina. If you look at many of the most recent school board elections, there were candidates who embraced this position. And we have politicians who are courting these people. The first picture … Continue reading A Moms For Liberty Interview You Need To See
I’m Getting a $200/Year Raise. She’s Getting A $20,000/Year Raise. And I Have To Buy A Lot Of My Classroom Supplies.
I am a veteran teacher in that 15-24 year range of the salary scale. The scale that freezes my salary for ten years. I taught through the pandemic while others criticized what I and my fellow educators did. That interview took place on Nov. 22nd of 2020. Click here for the link. I and many others … Continue reading I’m Getting a $200/Year Raise. She’s Getting A $20,000/Year Raise. And I Have To Buy A Lot Of My Classroom Supplies.